Create and publish photo galleries in just 3 simple steps. Start by choosing a name and category for your gallery, upload photos to your gallery or select public domain photos from flickr, and finally caption your photos. It takes less than 2 minutes to publish a gallery with up-to 20 photos, so you can put your entire photo collection online – with just few hours of work.
While creating/editing a photo gallery, you can search through flickr, shutterstock & getty and add photos from flickr, shutterstock & getty photostreams. BlackMonk provides an integrated flickr, shutterstock & getty search option that lets you search and select photos from flickr, shutterstock & getty (with creative common attribution) – directly from your staff backend. You can even run multiple searches to find the right photos for your gallery.
Your online photo gallery offers an intuitive interface to the readers, providing them a convenient way to browse galleries by category. And, the built-in search allows quick access to photo galleries of interest.
Readers can enjoy your photo galleries without messing around with thumbnail grids, or clicking on thumbnails (one at a time) to view photos in full size. Your photo galleries open in slideshow mode, so users can browse the gallery in serial order or use the filmstrip control for selective viewing of photos. The caption appearing on top-left corner of each photo tells users what the photo is all about, and users can choose to hide the caption – as and when required.
Showcase the best of your photo galleries in the featured section.
Allow users to post comments on your photo galleries, and share them on social media websites. Comment zone and share buttons, on each photo gallery page, drives active engagement and social sharing.
Users can create galleries and upload photos/share flickr photostreams on your online photo gallery. The intuitive contributor dashboard provides a convenient way for creating /managing photo galleries. Users can tweak the SEO of their photo galleries, as well as track page views of their photo galleries.
Optimize the search ranking of your online photo gallery and drive traffic via targeted keywords. BlackMonk’s SEO management system lets you fine-tune the SEO of each photo gallery, so you can get maximum leverage from search driven traffic.
Manage your online photo gallery from the intuitive staff backend, where you can approve new galleries and edit, unpublish or delete existing ones. The notification area on the staff backend keeps you updated when someone creates or updates a photo gallery – providing a streamlined workflow for moderation of your photo gallery.
BlackMonk provides a dedicated backend for website administration, where you can define categories and configure Flickr API to activate integrated Flickr search. You can also set moderation levels for approval of photo galleries created/updated by users.